Creed C. O'Hanlon i(9 works by) (birth name: Christopher West) (a.k.a. Creed Christopher O'Hanlon)
Born: Established: 1954 Manly, Manly - Allambie - Curl Curl area, Sydney Northeastern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Male
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O'Hanlon, the founder and former CEO of the web development company Spike, retired from the company in 2000 and from 2001-2003 was Creative Director, Global Brand marketing, for the Mazda Motor Corporation in Japan. During the late 1990s, he was a member of the Governor of California's advisory committee on arts and technology, a council member of The Museum of Australia, Canberra, a member of Austrade's Telecommunications Industry Advisory Panel, and part of the advisory board of the Australian edition of The Industry Standard magazine. He was also a founding judge for the Australian Financial Review/Telstra Internet Awards, the Microsoft Asia-Pacific Web King Awards, and the IdN International Design Awards. O'Hanlon has been a keynote or featured speaker at numerous corporate and academic events and conferences and is a recognised photographer, exhibiting at venues in Australia and overseas.

O'Hanlon turned his back on the business world in 2003 to write. His journalism had already appeared in numerous publications - including The New York Times, Variety, The Industry Standard, The Bulletin, Vogue Australia, The Australian Financial Review, The Australian, and The Sydney Morning Herald. Since 2000 his essays and fiction have reflected an ongoing battle with mental illness. O'Hanlon has been diagnosed with Bipolar I (Mixed), an acute form of manic depression.

O'Hanlon is the son of Morris West.

C.C. O'Hanlon also writes widely on the social history and social impact of technology: these works are outside AustLit's scope and not individually indexed on the database. For information on these works, see Notes below.

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  • Additional works:

    Note: most of the following works are social histories of technology or considerations of the social impact of technology and increasing globalisation.

    • 'The Ghost in the New Machine Age', a social history of new technologies. (Published in the Platinum Capital Limited Annual Report of 2005, pp.v-xxx. Available here)
    • 'Back from the Future', The Bulletin, 12th February 2002.
    • 'The New Nomads', The Bulletin (Summer Reading Special), 13th December 2003.
    • 'Turn of the Tide', The Bulletin, 19th March 2003.
    • 'Out of the Ashes', The Bulletin, 6th August 2003.
    • 'Welcome to the Jungle', The Bulletin, 24th March 2004.
    • 'Your Number's Up', The Bulletin, 14th July 2004.
    • 'The End of Ownership', Australian Financial Review, 30th September 2005.
    • 'End of Daze', Urban Cinefile, 10th November 2005.
    • 'Putting A Little Africa Back Into Marketing' (foreword), Living Brands: Collaboration + Innovation = Customer Fascination by Raymond Nadeau, McGraw-Hill Education, 2006.
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